Coventry Biennial 2021 will take place across Coventry & Warwickshire from 8 October 2021 – 23 January 2022. Named HYPER-POSSIBLE, this collaborative and socially focussed event brings together a wide range of local, national and international artists and creative practitioners to exhibit in galleries, museums and a range of historic and community locations across Coventry and Warwickshire.
South Bank Sky Arts Awards celebrated 25 years as the only Awards ceremony in the world to celebrate every genre of the arts. In the visual art category Denzil Forrester won the 2021 South Bank Sky Arts Award for 'Itchin & Scratchin' held at Nottingham Contemporary and Spike Island, Bristol, 2020–2021.
On loan from the Arts Council Collection, Denzil Forrester’s painting 'Cottage Lover', 1997 is on display at Tate St Ives alongside the work of artists such as Patrick Heron, Peter Lanyon and Winifred Nicholson, whose experiments with colour and light earlier in the 20th century also found new ways of depicting sensation in the modern world.
The Queen's New Year Honours list recognises the achievements of a wide range of outstanding individuals from across the United Kingdom. We are pleased to announce that this year Denzil Forrester has been awarded an MBE for services to Visual Arts.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s official charity CW+ have commissioned a group of contemporary artists to design scarves for patients with respiratory problems this winter. Volunteer community knitters can download the artists' designs from the charity's website and knit the scarves for the hospital to distribute to patients.
The Royal Drawing School’s Online Lecture Series 'Creative Conversations' hosted Denzil Forrester in conversation with artist and writer Liza Dimbleby on Wednesday 14 October. Forrester taught Dimbleby through the 1990s and the discussion explored how different times and places have shaped the Grenada-born artist's practice.
Frieze LIVE hosted Grenada-born British artist Denzil Forrester in conversation with Victor Wang (王宗孚) (Artistic Director and Chief Curator of M WOODS, Beijing) on Thursday 8 October. The talk was recorded and released on IGTV @friezeartfair and on Frieze.com.
For the first time in its history, the Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition falls in winter this year. Coordinated by artistic duo Jane and Louise Wilson RA, the exhibition features myriad household names including Tracey Emin, Denzil Forrester, Rebecca Horn, Anselm Kiefer, Julian Schnabel, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Gillian Wearing and Ai Weiwei as well as many emerging artists.
This temporary institute brings together eight UK-based artists including Alvaro Barrington, Mandy El-Sayegh, Cécile B. Evans, Denzil Forrester, Anthea Hamilton, Haroon Mirza and Zadie Xa & Benito Mayor Vallejo for a series of installations and events.
Contemporary Art Society (CAS) hosted a live visit with Denzil Forrester at his Cornwall studio, followed by an in-conversation between the artist and CAS Director Caroline Douglas.